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Scientists think vaccines will work on Brazil COVID variant: UK minister

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said scientists think that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil and a decision to ban flights......

For The First Time Ever, Scientists Discover Dwarf Giraffes Standing At Just 9 Ft In Namibia And Uganda

IA
Did you know that giraffes have black tongues? Yep, no doubt only the hardcore giraffe lovers knew that one, but there is still a lot that is yet to be discovered about giraffes. Hence, we have researchers out in Africa studying this amazing species of animals. And one such team......

Harvard Scientists conduct STEM mentoring Learn with Leaders

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 SOUTH DELHI, India – Jan. 5, 2021 – — Focus Group Workshop on ‘Young Women in STEM’ for high school girls, organized by Learn with Leaders and Harvard Graduate Women in Science and EngineeringLearn with Leaders organized a Focus Group Workshop on ‘Young Women in STEM’, in collaboration with mentors......

How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A more contagious form of the coronavirus has begun circulating in the United States. In Britain, where it was first identified, the new variant became the predominant form of the coronavirus in just three months, accelerating that nation’s......

Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “I would expect a similar trajectory” in the United States, said Trevor Bedford, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The variant probably accounts for fewer than 1 percent of cases now, he......

UK coronavirus variant may be more able to infect children – scientists

Reuters
British tourists arrive at Gran Canaria airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Telde, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Borja Suarez LONDON (Reuters) – A new variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly in Britain carries mutations that could mean children are as......

Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in three months, Chilean scientists say

Reuters
A group of chinstrap penguins walk on top of an iceberg floating near Lemaire Channel, Antarctica, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/Files SANTIAGO (Reuters) – More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile, a spike in seismic activity that has intrigued......

Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in 3 months, Chilean scientists say

Reuters
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile, a spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent. Scientists with the university’s National Seismological Center said the small quakes – including one......

WHO, World Bank, scientists: Covid-19 relief and climate change fixes must align or both will fail

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Both the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change have become dire due to a failure to act quickly, collaboratively and decisively. But if governments and leaders are strategic in their stimulus spending to recover the global economy from the pandemic, the......

Looking for an edge, esports team Fnatic hires sports scientists to try to boost gamers’ performance

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Team Fnatic lift the winners’ cup after the “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” final game between FaZe Clan and Fnatic on March 4, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Norbert Barczyk | PressFocus | MB Media | Getty Images LONDON – Esports team Fnatic......

Iran tells U.N. ‘serious indications’ of Israeli responsibility in scientist’s death

Reuters
A view shows the site of the attack that killed Prominent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, outside Tehran, Iran, November 27, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS (Reuters) – Iran said there are “serious indications of Israeli responsibility” in the assassination of an Iranian scientist and it reserves the......

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